Jan is the most excellent hostess and a mine of information with some very amusing anecdotes. 12 of us had a wonderful time on the house tour the house followed by an excellent lunch served in the magnificent dining room. The garden in early September is an absolute treat and is absolutely buzzing with bees and insects, an inspiration in natural gardening with a very productive vegetable plot. Have made a note to visit the garden at other times of the year as am sure the rhododendron walk would be fantastic. Even the deer were in evidence in the park. If you are female would also suggest you visit the 'ladies' even if you don't need to go - an absolute treat!! The whole visit to be recommended, an excellent day out.